A coalition of high-profile Malaysian lawyers and human rights groups have called on Australia to scrap its refugee exchange deal with Malaysia immediately.May 18, 2011, 2:25 am
Greenhouse gases will expand 'ocean dead zones' and could cause a mass extinction of marine life, new research predicts.May 17, 2011, 1:47 pm
A 36-year-old man has been charged after he allegedly drove through a marquee at the Pinctada beach polo event at Cable Beach in Broome at the weekend.May 17, 2011, 9:55 am
Oil and gas companies have renewed their push to be fully compensated for the impact of the Gillard Government's carbon tax, warning Australia's liquefied natural gas exports could be priced out of the global market despite being cleaner than coal.May 17, 2011, 6:22 am
The coalition has questioned the timing of revelations that Julia Gillard's long-term boyfriend wants to tie the knot, with Barnaby Joyce suggesting it was a diversion from the Government's woes over its Budget and the looming carbon tax fight.May 16, 2011, 2:35 am
Julia Gillard has likened Tony Abbott to a "kid with his baseball cap on backwards" as she defended her $2 billion Budget cuts to middle class welfare as a tough but necessary measure to ease cost of living pressures for families.May 16, 2011, 2:33 am
Tony Abbott has demanded Julia Gillard finalise the details of her carbon tax quickly and call an election immediately in a hostile Budget reply speech without alternatives to the $22 billion in cuts but with a pledge to ease cost of living pressures.May 13, 2011, 2:35 am
Australian families depending on one breadwinner pay among the lowest amounts of tax in the world and have become better off under the Gillard Government.May 13, 2011, 2:31 am
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has used his Budget reply speech to promise Australians he will ease cost of living pressures.May 12, 2011, 5:40 pm
Australia's jobless rate has remained steady at 4.9 per cent despite a large fall in the number of people in full time work that will complicate the Reserve Bank's intention to lift interest rates.May 12, 2011, 9:54 am
Tony Abbott is threatening to poke huge holes in the Gillard Government's first Budget to deny the Prime Minister her boast of delivering a surplus in time for the next election.May 12, 2011, 2:41 am
The Federal Government has joined calls for a thorough and transparent investigation into the bidding process to host the soccer World Cup amid new allegations Australia's campaign failed because key judges were bribed.May 12, 2011, 2:35 am
If the morning flat white you enjoy at your local cafe starts arriving cold in the next few months, blame Wayne Swan.May 11, 2011, 6:39 am
What the trailers promoted as Wayne's World of Pain has turned out to be more an episode of Nip and Tuck without the sexy bits.May 11, 2011, 6:36 am
Welfare recipients face losing government benefits unless they try to get a job as part of a crackdown on the disabled, single parents, teenagers and dole bludgers.May 11, 2011, 6:07 am
It’s a time-honoured tradition for governments of both political hues to talk about the looming Budget being tough.May 10, 2011, 5:56 pm
Prime Minister Julia Gillard's "tough love" Budget includes an overhaul of the welfare system she hopes will break the cycle of dependency by getting more people off welfare and into work.May 10, 2011, 5:50 pm
Everyone’s a winner, in a manner of speaking. At least they could be if super funds take up a Budget offer to invest in infrastructure.May 10, 2011, 5:40 pm
Wages for high skilled mining engineers and project managers have jumped almost a third in the past four months, confirming that the resources boom is gathering pace.May 10, 2011, 5:40 am
Qantas aircraft engineers are planning a one-hour stoppage on Friday in a deepening industrial battle which has sparked fears of severe flight disruption if the dispute becomes protracted.May 10, 2011, 5:31 am
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